Cruise Lines International Association Opens Registration for 2016 Executive Partner Summit

Sep 01, 2016

Registration is now open for Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) annual Executive Partner Summit, taking place November 14-15, 2016, in Doral, Florida (12 miles outside of downtown Miami). The event includes CLIA’s highly regarded Technical & Regulatory and Port & Destination Forums, offering networking opportunities and engaging seminars.

The Summit, part of CLIA’s Executive Partner Program, creates platforms for members to connect through educational and panel sessions. Back by popular demand, the President’s Panel brings together leaders from the industry’s top cruise lines to discuss the state of the cruise industry, trends and upcoming projects. Attendees also have the opportunity to partake in one-on-one meetings with decision makers from CLIA Cruise Line Members with a special focus on the procurement process.  

A new workshop, focused on itinerary planning and a highlight from CLIA’s Port & Destination Summit’s in Europe, is a brand new addition to the summit. The workshop called “To Call or Not to Call” is an interactive roundtable that includes industry experts and peer-lead sessions aimed at educating attendees about the complexities and best practices associated with itinerary planning from both the port perspective and cruise line perspective.

“The Executive Partner Summit serves as a platform to foster high-level discussions between our port and destination community, industry partners and cruise lines, and is a key driver to ensure that our industry continues to grow by bringing all aspects of the cruise community together,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA.

Located at the Doral Resort Miami, the summit is a member-only event open to CLIA’s Executive Partners as well as Cruise Line Members. For more details and to register, please visit

About Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – One Industry, One Voice

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. As the largest cruise industry trade association with 15 offices globally, CLIA has representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA's mission is to support policies and practices that foster a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment for the more than 23 million passengers who cruise annually, as well as to promote the value, desirability and affordability of the cruise vacation experience. Members are comprised of the world's most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports & destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services, committed to the sustained success of the cruise industry. For more information, visit or follow Cruise Lines International Association on CLIA Facebook and Twitter pages.

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